Pleurothallis hondurensis Ames 1924 SUBGENUS Acianthera SECTION Brachystachyae Lindl. 1859 Photo by Philip Wojtas and his Flicker Orchid Photo Site

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Plant and Flower Photos courtesy of Belize Botanic Gardens and their Belize Botanic Garden Webpage

Deep shade Hot Warm LATEWinterSpring

Common Name The Honduran Pleurothallis

Flower Size .1" [2.5 mm]

Found in Belize, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua in tropical rain forests at elevations around 100 to 600 meters on tree trunk, often near rivers and swamps as a mini-miniature sized, scandent, hot to warm growing epiphyte with an elongate, slender, terete stem enveloped basally by a few tubular sheaths and carrying a singgle, apical, narrowly elliptic, acute-acuminate, tridenticulate apically, gradually narrowing basally into the base leaf that blooms in the late winter and spring on a terminal, terete, shorter than the leaf, racemose, densely several [9] flowered inflorescence basally enveloped by a conduplicate, spatheaceous bract and an obliquely funnel-shaped, obtuse floral bract.

Synonyms Acianthera hondurensis (Ames) Pridgeon & M.W. Chase 2001

References W3 Tropicos, Kew Monocot list , IPNI ; Orchids of Guatemala and Belize Ames & Correl 1952 drawing good; Icones Planetarum Tropicarum plate 1111 Hamer 1984 drawing fide; Lindleyana Vol 16 No 4 2001 as Acianthera hondurensis; Icones Orchidacearum Plate 508 5-6 Hagsater 2002 as Acianthera hondurensis drawing fide; Icones pleurothallidinarum VOl XXVI Luer 2004 drawing fide; Orchids of Mexico Hagsater, Soto, Salazar, Jimenez Lopez & Dressler 2005 as Acianthera hondurensis;

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